Government, civil society and private sector responses to the prevention of sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism
Tourism can lead to economic growth and thus to opportunities for communities worldwide.
Tourism can lead to economic growth and thus to opportunities for communities worldwide. But if tourism development is not carried out in a responsible way, and planned carefully, it can endanger livelihoods and increase the vulnerability of communities and families, including its children and adolescents.
Tourism as a development process, and an economic sector, is shaped by a large number of stakeholders with different interests and responsibilities over a long period of time, which starts when the first project-developers arrive in a “virgin” area. From that moment onwards, activities developed under the flag of tourism impact the vulnerability of communities, and its children and adolescents.